OPINION: White women who consider themselves allies should also consider the unfairness in Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination — and act now.
As America watched Chris Wallace moderate the presidential debate Tuesday night, front and center was the Supreme Court nomination and its impact on women’s rights and deciding the outcome of the general election.
Under the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration seeks to destroy, women cannot be charged more simply for their gender or a preexisting women’s health condition like pregnancy. Women’s rights, including Black women’s rights, are at stake in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. It is, therefore, critical for social, economic and racial representation to take center stage in the person nominated.
White women are indebted to Black women, who deserve reciprocity in the fight for equity in all sectors of society but are being denied our turn. There have been four women